The Josie Baggley Company

Wednesday 26 August 2009

'Hatta' I'm Glad To See You Back! Painting.

Do You Have Any Bread & Butter?

'Hatta' as he is to referred to in the original storyline -painting portrait,Victoriana style to it I think. I've finished this & to be honest I'm cabbaged ..absolutely wrecked !-I've been painting non stop for the last few days & my little work room normally quite untidy is now a total disaster zone...& I KNOW I'll have to go back in! First though I have to clean my brushes as I'm awful at leaving brushes to harden & so I try to be disciplined -in THIS regard anyway!

Friday 14 August 2009

Wednesday 12 August 2009

Ed Peters & The Captured Faery

Hello there ! So the Arts & Craft Market was grand. Again I met some really interesting folk who were so kind to give me encouragement to keep going! I was over the moon to have sold two of my paintings and also pretty chuffed to have sold a few pieces of my Steampunk Jewellery that I hadn't even had the time to upload onto my website . There were so many interesting stalls -one in particular caught my eye - a clothes rail holding the most scrumptious designer wear by Carmel Connerny. What that girl can do with muslin-WoW! & chic vintage floral fabrics but always her pieces have a funky innovative edge whilst also encompassing such femininity. She's a natural & I hope to see her there at September's venue.

So the crow,- Ed Peters (name taken from the scrap of 1922 Edition Peters Music Script added to his attire!) is made from timber . He has an obsidian (volcanic glass) talisman strapped under his beak using leather-this gives a dimensional appearance I think to his appearance. He is swathed in old black lace & has an antique solid brass finding for his eye onto which a diamante finding is soldered on for the so important twinkle! A very old 19th century pocket watch part ,cogs and springs & an iron chain gives him a Steampunk Chunk finish.

Miss Winifred ( name taken from 1927 ephemera) is also comprised of wood. She has an old watch hand twisted into shape for her eye & wears cotton crochet lace .

Capturing A Faery

The captured Faery

This is the dresser that Jim made for me to display my creations on & I bring it with me to the market. it will be set on casters for the next one which will make it easier to move about!. I've almost finished the artwork on it.
I love this dresser I have to say. It's a O*O*A*K. It's still a work in progress but it's getting there! He has made it completely by hand & used dowels rather than screws & nails etc and I am so impressed by the way he has arched the wood to the side & how he has placed the quirky doors at quirky angles. ..quirky & charming -Just like HIM! awh shucks
back soon!